The traditional gift for your 6th wedding anniversary is sugar. Life after six years together is sure to be pretty sweet and a sugar-inspired gift is the perfect way to celebrate this.
Whether you want to honour this traditionally with something sugary to eat (such as cookies or sweets), or interpret the theme a little differently (with a sugar bowl or sugar scrub), we have plenty of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
If your partner doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth then you might want to go for the modern 6th wedding anniversary gift, which is iron. Iron represents the solid strength of your marriage and paves the way for many more years to come. This is actually a great theme as it opens up many doors; whether you’d like to buy something decorative or practical, there are lots of iron present ideas out there. We’ve collected some of the very best below.
Whether it’s sugar or iron you’re opting for, our 6th wedding anniversary gift guide will help you choose your perfect gift.
Sugar Wedding Anniversary Gifts
A sugar-themed wedding anniversary gift might mean you need to get a little bit creative! Rather than passing your partner a packet of caster sugar with a bow on it, take a look at our favourite ways to celebrate six years of marriage.
1. Anniversary Letterbox Biscuits - £25, Biscuiteers
There’s nothing simpler than a batch of delicious biscuits. If you don’t fancy making them yourself, this gingerbread biscuit gift box is a lovely option. You can buy them from Biscuiteers.
2. Brown Sugar Body Polish - £35, Space NK
Keep things simple and opt for a sugar body scrub instead of something sugary to eat. This scrub by Fresh is one of the very best out there; it sloughs away dead skin to leave it looking and feeling hydrated (oh, and it smells totally amazing too!).
3. Box Of Brownies - from £18 for 6, Brownie Eyed Boi
Choose from a box of up to 18 delicious brownies and get them delivered nationwide straight to your door. There's a whole host of mouth-watering flavours to pick from including tease me terry and bad boi biscoff. With names and ingredients like that, you won't be able to resist pinching one or two from your partner.
4. Patisserie Day Cooking Course - £185, Ashburton Cookery School
Give baking fans the ultimate sugary treat and gift them a day of cooking at a professional school. During this amazing experience, you will learn to make a whole host of sweet snacks, including profiteroles, chocolate eclairs, and glazed fruit tarts.
5. Anniversary Biscuit Gift Box - £30, Katie’s Biscuit Shop
If you want to dial it up even more than some cute little handmade biscuits, this huge box of goodies may just do the trick! Featuring different sized biscuits, the collection will delight any recipient with a sweet tooth.
6. Personalised 6th Anniversary Chocolates - £19, Cocoapod Chocolates
Is there anything better than delicious Belgian chocolate? Absolutely; personalised delicious Belgian chocolate! This sweet present idea from Cocoapod Chocolates is an ode to the sixth year of marriage, and it comes in both milk and dark chocolate, as well as raspberry or orange flavours.
7. Perfect Match Chocolate Orangettes - £8, The Chocolate Gift Company
A lovely little extra gift for just under £10, these chocolate orangettes are both lovely to look at and delightfully sweet. If you and your beloved adore the taste of zesty orange and dark chocolate, then this is the ideal gift for you.
8. Personalised Haribo Sweet Tree - £30, Sweet Trees
A huge sweet tree is the ultimate gift idea for those with a sweet tooth - and we can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t enjoy receiving this! As well as the huge number of sweets that’ll last you a good while, the tree also features a chocolate stalk to snack on afterwards.
9. Heart Pewter Sugar Bowl And Heart Spoon Set - £55.50, Glover And Smith
This glorious little sugar bowl is perfect for the romantics among us. The British-made bowl and spoon are pretty, practical and come packaged in a special presentation box.
10. Tony's Chocolonely Ribbon Wrapped Fairtrade Chocolate - £16, Not-Another-Bill
You can't go wrong with a bar of chocolate, and a stack of four delicious flavours gift-wrapped in a bow is even better. But the best bit? Tony's mission is to make all chocolate 100% slave-free which is why they work directly with farmers in Ghana and in the Ivory Coast paying them a Fairtrade price.
11. Fig & Sugar Candle - £12, Peregrine Candles
Partner not got a massive sweet tooth? Invest in this gloriously rich, hand-poured candle. As well as plump, sweet figs, it has hints of warm sugar that'll transport you to a summer morning in Spain. Trust us, you won’t want to stop burning this!
12. UK & Ireland Map Sugar Pot - £32, Ali Miller London
Made from fine bone china, this lovely sugar pot will make you smile every time you use it. It features a hand-applied design of Britain and Ireland, along with several old-world sailing ships. A charming take on the ‘sugar’ theme.
13. Wooden Sugar Scoops – £17, Qasa Qasa
These elegant sugar scoops from Qasa Qasa are hand-carved from Mninga wood and are the perfect gift for your food-loving partner. They will make a beautiful addition to your kitchen and are a unique take on the sugar wedding anniversary gift theme.
14. Gingerbread Coffee Sugar Spoons – £8.50, Perkulatte
If your other half likes something sweet then these gingerbread coffee sugar spoons from Perkulatte are a cute way to sweeten their morning coffee. There are a range of flavours to choose from so if gingerbread isn’t their thing then pick from vanilla, cinnamon or salted caramel.
15. 6th Anniversary Card Sugar Wedding Anniversary Card - £3.75, I AM A
If your partner hasn't got much of a sweet tooth but you still want to nod to the sixth wedding anniversary sugar theme, this adorable card by I AM A could be just the thing.
16. Personalised Emergency Sugar Rush Tin - £12, Not-Another-Bill
There's nothing worse than a hangry other half and after six years of marriage; we're sure you can relate. Keep their sweet cravings at bay with this personalised box of emergency treats. It's filled with classic sweets including lollipops, drumsticks fizzers and more.
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Iron Wedding Anniversary Gifts
If you want to celebrate how strong your marriage is then an iron wedding anniversary gift will be the perfect choice for your sixth wedding anniversary. Take a look at some of our favourite iron gift ideas.
17. Handmade Iron Bowl – from £58.50, Coach House Forge
This handmade iron bowl from Coach House Forge can be personalised with your wedding date and is the perfect size to hold your wedding rings and other small pieces of jewellery.
18. Iron Pyrite Bracelet - from £34.40,
Handmade in the UK, this stackable iron pyrite bracelet has a minimalist style that your loved one is bound to admire. The bracelet comes in different finishes and is a perfect sixth-anniversary gift if your partner loves dainty jewellery.
19. Black Iron Clothing Rack – £110, Little Deer Interiors
If your other half simply loves shopping then this black iron clothing rack from Little Deer Interiors will be a beautiful way for them to showcase all their latest purchases! We adore the super stylish matte black finish and this would be a beautiful addition to any bedroom or dressing room.
20. Le Creuset Cast Iron Casserole Dish – £180, John Lewis
If your partner loves cooking then a stylish Le Creuset cast iron casserole dish could be something they have wanted for a long time! Choose from a selection of colours – we have a little bit of a soft spot for this vibrant orange shade – available from John Lewis.
21. Hand Forged Engraved Bookmark - from £18.45, Coach House Forge
These lovely iron bookmarks are ideal for the book lover in your life. You can choose to engrave the metal with a quote from one of their favourite books, or simply a loving sixth-anniversary message. Choose from one of seven leather tassel colour options.
22. Cast Iron Heart Candle Holder Bottle Stopper - £12.95, DiborHome
You can't go wrong with this iron heart candle holder bottle stopper at just over £10! It'll be a lovely addition to the table if you're planning a romantic meal for two, plus it's as pretty as it is practical.
23. Personalised 6th Anniversary Cast Iron Gift Set - £29.95, Dibor
We’re head over heels for these adorable cast iron tea light holders, which will last a lifetime. Not only is the gift itself very special, but the gift box it comes in can be personalised with a thoughtful message for your partner.
24. Iron Pillar Candle Holder - £19.98, Hitched Shop
If you like the look of larger candles, this vintage-inspired iron pillar candle holder will add character to any room. Thanks to its unique design it looks a lot more expensive than it actually is!
25. Forged Iron Dice - £20.88, Northern Crescent Iron
Prove to your partner that you rolled the dice on them and won with these. A unique present, the dice are just as brilliant for playing games as they are for decorating your living room shelf. They come in a chic velvet drawstring pouch too.
26. Lucky Iron Fish - £50, Amazon
This might not be the most traditional 6th wedding anniversary gift, but it sure is practical. Created by two university students looking to offer a scientifically proven and easy to use solution for improving your iron intake, this iron fish naturally infuses your meals with a gentle dose of iron. Plus, every sale helps fund undernourished communities.
27. Cast Iron Cook Recipe Book Stand - £16.99, Garden Selections
This cast iron finish book holder is perfect for bakers and cooks alike. It comes with an intricate, detailed pattern, and will look glorious in any kitchen. And at under £20, it’s a steal!
28. ‘I Still Do’ Keyring - £12.99, Cool Keyrings
How adorable is the ‘I Still Do’ keyring? It shows re-commitment to the relationship, while still being faithful to the theme. Personalise this with names, dates, and cute messages to your liking.
29. Iron Roses – £37.75, We Sell Dream
Give the love of your life roses that will last a lifetime. These two iron roses from We Sell Dream are twisted together to represent your strong and eternal love and would make a perfect gift for your sixth wedding anniversary.
30. Pizza Cutter - £91.87, Etsy
This isn't just any pizza cutter, it's crafted out of a reclaimed farriers rasp! Made for ease and durability, it'll slice your pizza faster and last for a lifetime. Whether you got married in Italy or your partner just loves pizza, they'll adore this gift.
31. Sixth Wedding Anniversary Iron Cufflinks - £14.95, Jolly Good Creations
You don't have to be literal with your 6th wedding anniversary gift, how adorable are these miniature iron cufflinks?! This playful gift is perfect if your other half has a fun sense of humour and they can wear them for years to come.
32. Sixth Anniversary Love Hearts – £42, Jon’s Country Ironwork
These interlocking iron hearts are handcrafted by Jon’s Country Ironwork and can be personalised with you and your other half’s names. This extra special gift will perfectly represent how long your love is after six years together.
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